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Local seed business: Learning from experiences on farmer-based seed production in Uganda

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Manuals and Procedures

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Seed Field Inspection Guidelines

Seed field inspections play a pivotal role in ensuring that the crops produced adhere to the highest standards of genetic purity and health. By conducting thorough inspections, professionals can identify and address potential issues like pests, diseases, and off-types, thereby guaranteeing that seeds harvested are of top-notch quality. Access this comprehensive manual for a deep dive into best practices, methodologies, and standards for effective seed field inspections.

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Quality Assurance Guidelines

Quality assurance in the seed sector is the cornerstone for guaranteeing that seeds sold to farmers and other stakeholders meet stipulated quality parameters. This process encompasses a range of activities, from seed production and processing to labeling and storage, all geared towards ensuring optimal germination, vigor, and genetic integrity. Check these detailed guidelines to understand the intricacies of seed quality assurance.

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Seed Testing Manuals

Seed testing is a critical component in the seed production cycle, providing valuable insights into seed viability, purity, germination rate, and potential contaminations. Through systematic and standardized testing protocols, it's possible to ascertain the overall quality of seed lots, ensuring that they meet the requirements for successful sowing and crop establishment. Explore our manual to learn about various seed testing methodologies, tools, and techniques to maintain and enhance seed quality.

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Seed system resilience assessment and facilitation tool (SSRA-FT)

Navigating the complexities of seed systems requires robust tools that can assess, analyze, and offer avenues for enhancement. The Seed System Resilience Assessment and Facilitation Tool (SSRA-FT) is a pioneering instrument designed to holistically evaluate the resilience of seed systems against a myriad of challenges, be it climatic, economic, or socio-political. Dive into our guidelines to master the SSRA-FT and harness its potential in creating adaptive, sustainable, and resilient seed systems.

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Community Seedbank Guidelines

Community seed banks play a crucial role in preserving agricultural diversity, empowering local farmers, and ensuring food sovereignty. To assist communities in creating and maintaining successful seed banks, we have curated a trio of comprehensive manuals addressing different facets of seed bank operations:

Establishing a Community Seed Bank Manual: The foundation of every successful community seed bank is its establishment. This handbook guides you through the essential steps and considerations to set up a thriving community seed bank, ensuring you begin on solid ground.
 

Technical Issues Manual: Delve into the intricacies of seed conservation, storage, and distribution. With this manual, gain a profound understanding of the technical aspects required to maintain seed health, viability, and genetic diversity, ensuring the longevity and quality of your seed collections.
 

Management, Networking, Policies, and Final Checklist Manual: Efficient management is the linchpin for the sustainability of a community seed bank. This comprehensive guide offers insights into effective managerial practices, networking strategies, formulation of sound policies, and a final checklist to ensure that every aspect of your seed bank is optimized and aligned with best practices.

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